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Sunray Author Manager

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Description

Sunray Author Manager is a versatile plugin for writers, allowing them to highlight their work in multiple formats.

The plugin can display covers of an authors publications in a responsive carousel slider. The plugin can also display an authors sorted bibliography.

There are many configurable options, including slider image size, slider speed, sorting by title and date, ascending and descending, and sorting of reprints.

All of the options are also accessible via simple shortcodes to include in your WordPress themes.

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Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/sunray-author-manager directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Author Manager->Settings screen to configure the plugin
  4. Add your Stories via Author Manager->Stories->Add A Story
  5. Add one or more shortcodes to your WordPress posts and pages

FAQ

Yes, the plugin is responsive.

Add them in the story post content using the WordPress editor. They will appear under the book/story details.

Any content you want displayed under your story/book details.

See the shortcode options below.

Yes. Enter your affiliates tag in the Settings page. Links to Amazon will append your affiliate tag.

This option controls whether or not reprinted books/stories are indented under the original book/story in the bibliography.

With this feature enabled, publications will be separated by year under each year heading.

This is to prevent the cropping of images and to make sure the images fit within the specified height.

Remove any bold () or italic () tags from your shortcode. They can sometimes interfere with the Slick slider rendering.

[sam_slider]

Use the above shortcode where you want the carousel slider of covers to appear. The full options are:

orderby=title|date

Order covers by title or date. Default: by date.

order=asc|desc

Order ascending or descending. Default: descending.

type=book|story

Show the book or story slider, or both. Separate by a comma. Default: both.

post_ids=1,5,7,

Only show the books or stories with these listed post IDs. Separate each ID with commas. This overrides all sorting, reprint, and Show in slider options. Posts are displayed in the order specified.

speed=8?

Control the delay of the slider, in seconds.

height=250?

Control the height of the slider, in pixels.

Full example:

[sam_slider orderby=title order=asc type=book,story speed=7? height=400?]

This will display the cover carousel slider for books and stories, ordered by title and sorted ascending, with a seven second delay per slide, and the slider will be 400 pixels high.

[sam_biblio]

Use the above shortcode where you want the bibliography to appear. The full options are:

orderby=title|date

Order bibliography by title or date. Default: by date.

order=asc|desc

Order ascending or descending. Default: descending.

sort_reprints=1|0?

Whether or not to group reprints under the original story as a sub item, or list them at the top level. Default: reprints are sorted.

date_headings=1|0?

Whether or not to organize by year and show year headings. Default: do not show date headings.

type=book|story

Show the book or story slider, or both. Separate by a comma. Default: both.

Full example:

[sam_biblio orderby=date order=desc sort_reprints=1? type=book,story]

This will display the full bibliography for books and stories, sorted by date, showing the newest first. Reprints will be listed under the original publication as sub-items.

I write science fiction and fantasy. You can find free copies of my work at https://www.matthewkressel.net/ or @mattkressel.

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